Junk Journal July – Prompt 10 – Stripped Back

Prompt 10 – Stripped Back. Wow. What was I going to do for that?!

Junk Journal July - Prompt 10

Then I came across two images – part of a Tim Holtz set. Both in sailor outfits. Stripped back could mean stripping back the years, and the life, to go back to childhood. I love how this came together. His dreams of being a sailor right from a child followed him through into adulthood where he finally lived his dream of becoming a sailor.

With that theme in mind, I just had to add a ship and fish, etc. Lots of collage to build up the blue and orange layers before adding the pictures and ephemera. The clock in the corner of the first page symbolising time passing.

A prompt like this makes you reflect on your life. At least it did for me.

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